Here's my Birthday Traditions board on Pinterest from where I have sourced quite a lot of inspiration!
I make a countdown calendar of sorts, the last two years I started about 10 days before her birthday, with stickers on her wall that she could remove.
I do a "yearly interview" with Mia - here's her 3 year-old interview and here's the 4 year-old interview. I just love this and can't wait to start with Ella, probably also only when she turns 3. I put these into a file with a birthday photo. I love thinking of us looking through these files together one day!
Each year I buy a beautiful birthday card for the birthday girl, and write a love letter to her in it. I seal it, and put it away in her memory box.
Birthday girl wakes up to balloons in her room. This is just so much fun - as much for me, having to hide the helium balloons from them the night before, and then creeping into the room to put the balloons there, and then waiting for them to wake up in the morning and hear the pure excitement when they see the balloons!
Cupcakes for breakfast! With candles, of course.
Special tea party or dinner with family members that live nearby.
Take lots of photos with the birthday girl.
We do a yearly family photoshoot with Karin Meiring, I just love doing this, because it's so seldom that we get piccies of all four of us together.
Some more traditions I haven't started yet but would love to:
Paint a special picture each year and label it with their age
Measure their height each year - need to get a nice chart to do this!
What birthday traditions do you have?